Mental Health

Rea’s Story: Medicating A Spiritual Condition

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 28, 2018

The photographs for this profile were taken by Mina Richler from Art of A Moment.   (1/6) “Fix This” “I…

Aliza’s Story: My Body, My Babies

By Shira Lankin Sheps | August 7, 2018

(1/7) “Unpretty”   At the time, I felt very unpretty. I felt in order to be pretty, you had to…

It Could Happen to You: How I Became Addicted to Painkillers

By Rachel Cohen | July 15, 2018

In my world, drugs were a shrouded secret, spoken about in hushed voices, whispered behind cupped hands as though the…

On Flowing Love and Tears: A Window into Postpartum Depression

By Melody Coven | June 14, 2018

Photographed By: Tzvi Feifel “You’re going to feel love like you’ve never felt it before.” That’s what they told me.…

Naima’s Story: Resilience Through Mental Health

By Shira Lankin Sheps | June 11, 2018

(1/5) “Sinking Deep” “The prologue to my story takes place seven years ago when I was diagnosed with an anxiety…

Women Empowering Women

By Elizabeth Carmen | May 29, 2018

As a therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, I was thrilled to hear the theme of this month’s…

More than a Number: Redefining My Body

By Temimah Zucker | May 22, 2018

I remember the first time I was aware of my own body. I was in 5th grade living through what…

The Thing I Carry

By Hindy Bertram | April 30, 2018

Depression is a thing of isolation. Of self-doubt and self-recrimination. Of worthlessness and disconnect. The voice of the yetzer harah…

This Passover, I Hope To Set Myself Free.

By Shira Lankin Sheps | March 28, 2018

It’s a voice I thought I had vanquished. But at the most unpredictable times, those scathing whispers slip surreptitiously back…

Living Mindfully In A Chaotic World

By Esther Goldstein | December 26, 2017

Have you ever experienced the kind of morning where you wake up to upsetting news and find it difficult to…

Aaryn’s Story: My Rose Among Thorns

By Shira Lankin Sheps | July 24, 2017

This profile was sponsored by Westchester Fertility. When we were in college together at Stern College at Yeshiva University, I learned…

Temimah’s Story: Living Well is The Best Revenge

By Shira Lankin Sheps | February 27, 2017

When Temimah and I met for her portrait session for this profile, it was a special reunion for me. When…